"We had big, strong, powerful characters. We had entertainers, really. I think today they're throwing harder, too. The pitching is amazing," said Canseco, an ex-slugger 16 years removed from his last big league game. "You see every other starter throwing 100 mph. Back then, we didn't have that. Back then, a good quality fastball was 92-93 mph. Today, it's almost 100, so I think you have to give credit to all these hitters to where they have less time to react. You get guys throwing harder, you get a rotation of two or three out of the five guys throwing 95 or above, you get relievers coming in it's almost criteria you've got to throw 100 mph."